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Classical and new results on the synthesis of positive real functions with passive components

The talk will recall some of the main results of classical circuit synthesis: Foster’s Reactance theorem, the constructions of Brune and Darlington, reactance extraction, and the Bott-Duffin procedure. An introduction will be provided to the enumerative method for RLC synthesis and the recent results of Hughes and Smith, Jiang and Smith.

Type of Seminar:
IfA Seminar
Prof. Malcolm Smith
Engineering Department, University of Cambridge
Feb 20, 2015   14:15

Contact Person:

Prof. Lygeros
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Biographical Sketch:
Malcolm C. Smith received the degrees in mathematics and control engineering from Cambridge University, England. He was subsequently a Research Fellow at the German Aerospace Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, a Visiting Assistant Professor and Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus. In 1990, he joined the Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, where he is currently a Professor and Head of the Control Group. His research interests are in the areas of robust control, nonlinear systems, electrical and mechanical networks, and automotive applications. He is well-known for his invention of the inerter mechanical device currently used in Formula One motor racing and elsewhere.